senate Bill S1868

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring that information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Jun 21, 2017 committed to rules
Jun 05, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 24, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 23, 2017 1st report cal.1139
Jan 11, 2017 referred to health

Votes

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May 23, 2017 - Health committee Vote

S1868
16
0
committee
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Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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S1868 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2914
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803-j, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5466, A5804
2019-2020: S4181, A3840

S1868 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring that information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety.

S1868 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1868 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1868

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public health law, in relation to requiring that
  information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 2803-j of the public health law,
as amended by chapter 199 of the laws of 2014, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1. The commissioner shall require that every hospital and birth center
shall  prepare in printed or photocopied form and distribute at the time
of pre-booking directly to each prospective maternity patient and,  upon
request,  to  the  general public an informational leaflet. Such leaflet
shall be designed by the commissioner  and  shall  contain  brief  defi-
nitions  of  maternity  related procedures and practices as specified in
subdivision two of this section and such other material as deemed appro-
priate by the commissioner. Hospitals and birth centers may  also  elect
to  distribute  additional explanatory material along with the maternity
patients informational leaflet. The commissioner shall make the informa-
tion contained in the leaflet available on the department's website  AND
SHALL CAUSE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF LEAFLETS TO BE PRINTED OR PHOTOCOPIED
TO  ALLOW  EACH  PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER IN THE STATE TO PROVIDE
THE LEAFLET TO PARENTS AT A CHILD'S SIX MONTH APPOINTMENT.
  § 2. Section 2803-j of the public health law, as amended by chapter 62
of the laws of 1996, is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-e to  read
as follows:
  1-E.  THE INFORMATIONAL LEAFLET SHALL ALSO INCLUDE INFORMATION REGARD-
ING THE DANGER THAT WINDOW BLINDS  POSE  TO  CHILDREN  INCLUDING  PROPER
INSTALLATION  OF BLINDS, EXAMPLES OF CURRENT STANDARDS AND THE POTENTIAL
FATAL CONSEQUENCES FROM STRANGULATION POSED BY WINDOW BLINDS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04403-01-7

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